The content of my paintings lies beyond the visible features of woods and rocks and water. My intention is to convey the sense of a place; the moving air, the solidity of rock and the transience of water and the strength of the ground beneath. I feel a great affection for the otherness of the natural world, for a place which I have just entered which existed autonomously before I saw and felt it, and which continues to exist when I leave. What I depend on is the separateness of wilderness.
Janice Anthony’s finely rendered landscapes capture the drama of Maine light: luminous blue sky and water, black firs and latticed branches, the blanket of tawny grass. Anthony has exhibited across the country, including in the 2010 CMCA Biennial. She has been included in the Art in Embassies program at Bahrain, and last year she had a solo show at Frost Gully Gallery in Thomaston. This year her work is included in shows at the L. C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, Maine, and the Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in a two-person show at the Clement Gallery in Troy, New York, in April.